Spring Valley walleye club, walleye trail join forces

Category: Tournament

 Feb 13th, 2019 by Keith Worrall  3355

Modified Feb 13th, 2019 at 8:41 PM

Ice chunks still were floating downstream this week, but walleye and sauger anglers have a few reasons to get their boats and gear ready for fishing on the Illinois River.

Anglers may want to sharpen up for a new tournament early in the year, with quite a bit of prize money on the line. The new Battle On the Illinois River will be 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at Barto Landing, and tournament officials began accepting entries Feb. 1.

Spring Valley Walleye Club and Illinois Walleye Trail have agreed to combine a pair of tournaments that were clogging a busy March schedule. The new “Battle On the Illinois River” will have a $450 signup fee, and require a $25 IWT membership, which also will provide membership to Spring Valley Walleye Club. The Spring Valley club’s standard fee always has been $10.

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